ERIC Number: ED241217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
ANARAP and the Future of Native American Studies.
Hill, L. Brooks; Lujan, Philip
Funded in 1979, the Administration for Native American Research Analysis Project (ANARAP), had three primary objectives: (1) to create a computerized data base of the past decade of research about Native Americans (including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Hawaii natives), especially research concerning natural and human resource development; (2) to determine major trends, gaps, and weaknesses in Native American research; and (3) to create an information system about Native American research through the development of an interpersonal network of interested parties, the beginning of "The Journal of Native American Studies," and the exhibition of ANARAP's data base at conferences. The project revealed three goals for Native American studies programs in the 1980's: (1) research must become a primary concern for students in Native American programs; (2) communication must be a more vital part of the education of students in Native American programs; and (3) Native American studies programs should assume the role of mediator and translator of academic research for their broader ethnic community. To accomplish these goals, Native American studies programs must overcome a growing anti-intellectual and anti-research orientation in the Native American community. The report urges a collaboration between academia and ethnic studies. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Administration Native American Res Analysis Proj
Note: Paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention (New York, NY, November 16, 1980).